FACTOID # 25: If you're tired of sitting in traffic on your way to work, move to North Dakota.
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 


FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:



(* = Graphable)



Encyclopedia > Solar Tower Buronga
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Solar Tower. (Discuss)
Current event marker This article or section contains information about scheduled or expected future building(s) or structure(s).
It is likely to contain information of a speculative nature and the content may change as the building approaches completion.

The Solar Tower Buronga is proposed to be part of the world's first solar chimney power station (excluding a working model built in 1982, maximum power 50 kW) and if built it will be the tallest construction ever built on earth. It is proposed to be built by ASX-listed company EnviroMission Limited. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Solar Tower Buronga. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A solar chimney is an apparatus for harnessing solar energy by convection of heated air. ... Oil power plant in Iraq Coal power plant in China A power station or power plant is a facility for the generation of electric power. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) is the primary stock exchange in Australia. ...

Its construction was expected to start in 2005 in Buronga in New South Wales, just over the border from Mildura, Victoria in Australia. The Solar Tower Buronga would be part of a planned 200 megawatt solar thermal powerstation, surrounded by a collector area with a diameter of 7000 metres; the Solar Tower itself was to be 1000 metres high with a diameter of 130 metres. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Buronga (34°09′S 142°11′E) is a town in New South Wales, Australia on the Murray River just over the bridge from Mildura, Victoria. ... Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Governor Premier Const. ... Mildura is a city in Victoria, Australia. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The megawatt (symbol: MW) is a unit for measuring power corresponding to one million (106) watts. ... For the geometric term, see diameter. ... The metre (Commonwealth English) or meter (American English) (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ...

Later in the development process reports indicated that improved heat absorption materials used for the base will mean the tower height and base diameter will be substantially reduced to around 650 metres to the same power output.

In December 2005, Enviromission cancelled the heads of agreement for construction with Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd and signed a new heads of agreement with Baulderstone Hornibrook [1], having scaled down the initial project to a 50 MW generator in September 2005 [2].

Scale invariance laws suggest a general height of 450 metres or less for this further reduced design, but this is an estimate only. In physics, scale invariance is the feature of physical objects of laws that do not change if the space is magnified, i. ...

Supertall structures edit
Self-supporting structures or proposed structures at least 300 meters in height
Al Burj | Aon Center (Chicago) | AT&T Corporate Center | Baiyoke Tower II | Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta) | Bank of America Tower, New York City | Bank of China Tower | Borj-e Milad | Burj al-Arab | Burj Dubai | Central Plaza| Chrysler Building | CITIC Plaza | City Hall and City Duma | CN Tower | Eiffel Tower | Emirates Office Tower | Emirates Towers Hotel | Emley Moor | Empire State Building | Eureka Tower | Federation Tower | Fernsehturm | Fordham Spire | Freedom Tower | International Commerce Centre | International Finance Centre | J.P. Morgan Chase Tower, Houston | Jin Mao Building | John Hancock Center | Kingdom Centre | Macau Tower | Menara Kuala Lumpur | Menara Telekom | Millennium Tower | Mumbai Television Tower | Oriental Pearl Tower | Ostankino Tower | Petronas Towers | Petronius Platform | Pyramid City | Q1 | Ryugyong Hotel | Sears Tower | Shanghai World Financial Center | Shard London Bridge | Shun Hing Square | Sky Central Plaza | Sky City 1000 | Sky Tower | Solar Tower Buronga | Stratosphere Las Vegas | Sumida Tower | Sydney Tower | Taipei 101 | The Illinois | Tokyo Tower | Troll Platform | Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago) | Trump International Hotel and Tower (Toronto) | Tuntex Sky Tower | Two Prudential Plaza | U.S. Bank Tower | Flower of the East Hotel | Urbis Interminatus | Waterview Tower | World Centre of Vedic Learning | World Trade Center | X-Seed 4000 | Other Proposed Structures

Unbuilt supertall skyscraper A skyscraper exceeding 1000 feet, or more fantastically, 1 kilometer or 1 mile in height. ... Al Burj is a skyscraper proposed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is expected to rival Burj Dubai for the worlds tallest building title. ... The Aon Center in downtown Chicago, Illinois The Aon Center (200 East Randolph Street) in Chicago, Illinois was completed in 1972. ... The AT&T Corporate Center is the 4th tallest skyscraper in Chicago and 8th tallest in the United States at 1,007ft (307 m) with 60 floors. ... The Baiyoke Tower II is the tallest building in Thailand. ... Bank of America Plaza The Bank of America Plaza is a skyscraper located in Midtown Atlanta. ... Bank of America Tower construction site, as seen from the corner of 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue. ... BOC Tower at night The Bank of China Tower (short: BOC Tower; 中銀大廈) is a huge skyscraper in Central, Hong Kong. ... Tehrans Milad Tower is the worlds fourth tallest free standing structure at 435 m. ... The Burj al-Arab hotel, has quickly become an architectural icon of Dubai. ... The Burj Dubai (Arabic: برج دبي for Tower of Dubai) is a skyscraper currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building is a distinctive symbol of New York City, standing 1,046 feet (319 m) high on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. ... CITIC Plaza is an 80-story high-rise building or skyscraper built in Guangzhou, Peoples Republic of China. ... City Hall and City Duma model on MIPIM exhibition City Hall and City Duma City Hall and City Duma. ... CN Tower as seen from Lake Ontario The CN Tower is the tallest free-standing structure on land in the world, at 553. ... The Tower at sunrise The Eiffel Tower (French: Tour Eiffel; IPA pronunciation: , eye-full English; , eh-fehl French) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars, beside the River Seine in Paris. ... The Emirates Office Tower is a 54 floor office building in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. ... The Emirates Towers Hotel, also refered to as Emirates Tower Two is a 56 floor five-star business hotel in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... The Emley Moor tower Emley Moor (located at 53°36′N 1°39′W) is an area of moorland near the village of Emley, near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England (national grid reference: SE222128). ... The Empire State Building, a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style building in New York City, was designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon and finished in 1931. ... Eureka Tower is an apartment building currently being built in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Australia. ... FederationTower rendering The Federation Tower is a skyscraper complex under construction in Moscow, Russia and is designed to be both the tallest buildings in Europe as well as Europes first supertall structure. ... The Fernsehturm (German for Television Tower) is a television tower in the centre of Berlin, Germany. ... Fordham Spire is a proposed 115 story skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. designed by Santiago Calatrava for Chicago developer Christopher T. Carley. ... For the tower in Miami, see Freedom Tower (Miami) The Freedom Tower is the name given to the planned centerpiece building of the new World Trade Center complex in New York City, whose predecessors were destroyed in the attacks of September 11, 2001. ... Union Square Phase 7 is the formal name of a skyscraper under construction in Kowloon, Hong Kong near the MTR Kowloon Station. ... Two ifc International Finance Centre (abbr. ... The 75-Story J.P. Morgan Chase Tower of Houston, Texas, formerly the Texas Commerce Tower, is the tallest building in Houston and Texas. ... The Jin Mao Building or Jin Mao Tower (Chinese: 金茂大厦; pinyin: ; literally Gold Luxuriance Building) is an 88-story landmark skyscraper in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... Several buildings bear this name. ... Kingdom Center as seen from King Fahad Highway Kingdom Centre at night Kingdom Center in final stages Kingdom Centre, in Riyadh, is the tallest skycraper in Saudi Arabia. ... Macau Tower, Macau Macau Tower, also known as Macau Sky Tower, is a tower located in Macau, a special administrative region of Peoples Republic of China. ... Menara Kuala Lumpur A view of Kuala Lumpur City from the Menara Kuala Lumpur observation deck The Menara Kuala Lumpur (translates as Kuala Lumpur Tower) is a tall tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia built in 1995. ... Menara Telekom Menara Telekom is the headquartes of Telekom Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. ... For other buildings called Millennium Tower, go to Millennium Tower (disambiguation) The Millennium Tower is a planned architectural structure that will be built in a specifically designed bay in Hong Kong. ... The Mumbai Television tower is, at 300m, the tallest structure in India, and is an open latticework structure. ... Pudong The Oriental Pearl Tower (东方明珠塔 pinyin: Dōngfāng MíngzhÅ«tÇŽ) is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. ... Ostankino Tower from the air. ... The Petronas Towers The Petronas Towers (also known as the Petronas Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (, ), were once the worlds tallest buildings when measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural or architectural top. ... The Petronius Platform is a deepwater oil platform operated by ChevronTexaco and Marathon Oil in the Gulf of Mexico, 210 km Southeast of New Orleans. ... The Pyramid City is a proposed project for future building of a pyramid within Tokyo. ... This page refers to Q1, a residential tower on the Gold Coast, Australia. ... The Ryugyong Hotel (or Ryu-Gyong Hotel) is a towering, empty concrete shell in Sojang-dong, in the Potong-gang District of Pyongyang, North Korea. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Shanghai World Financial Center (or Shanghai WFC) is a skyscraper that has been intermittently under construction in Shanghai, China. ... The Shard London Bridge — formerly known as London Bridge Tower and Shard of Glass — is a proposed skyscraper designed by Renzo Piano for a site in London, on the Southwark side of London Bridge, next to London Bridge station at 32 London Bridge Street. ... Shun Hing Square Shun Hing Square (信兴广场) is a tall high-rise building or skyscraper in Shenzhen, China. ... Sky Central Plaza is the one of the tallest buildings in China. ... Tokyos proposed Sky City 1000 Sky City 1000 is a possible future urban project aimed at helping put an end to major congestion and lack of greenspace in the Tokyo, Japan ward area. ... Auckland Sky Tower The Sky Tower is a tower located on the corner of Victoria and Federal streets in the central business district of Auckland, New Zealand From ground level to the top of the mast it is 328 metres tall, making it the tallest free-standing structure in the... The Stratosphere Las Vegas is a hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, owned by American Casino & Entertainment Properties which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Real Estate Partners and operated by AREP Gaming. ... Sumida Tower (すみだタワー Sumida-tawaa) is a proposed broadcasting tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. ... Sydney Tower, taken 14 April 2005 Sydney Tower (formerly known as the AMP Tower, AMP Centrepoint Tower, Centrepoint Tower or just Centrepoint) is Sydneys tallest free-standing structure, and the second tallest in Australia (with the Q1 building on the Gold Coast being the tallest). ... Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: 臺北101 or 台北101; Simplified Chinese: 台北101; Pinyin: TáibÄ›i YÄ«língyÄ«; Wade-Giles: Tai-Pei I-Ling I) is a 101-floor skyscraper located in Taipei, Taiwan. ... The Illinois, Frank Lloyd Wrights proposed mile high skyscraper In 1956 Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a mile-high structure known as either Mile High Illinois, Illinois Sky-City, or simply The Illinois. ... Tokyo Tower by day Tokyo Tower by night Tokyo Tower (東京タワー Tōkyō tawā) is a tower in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, at 35° 39′ 30″ N 139° 44′ 43″ E, whose design is based on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. ... Troll Platform is a huge gas platform; one of the largest and most complex engineering projects in history. ... Trump Tower Chicago construction as of April 21, 2005 Trump Tower Chicago, also known as Trump International Hotel and Tower, is a skyscraper under construction in downtown Chicago, Illinois named for famed real estate developer Donald Trump. ... Future site of Trump International Hotel & Tower, Toronto Trump International Hotel & Tower, Toronto is a planned mixed use highrise building being built by Donald Trump in Toronto, Ontario. ... Lantern Festival at Tuntex Sky Tower, Kaohsiung, Taiwan/ taken by lockchou/ 7 February, 2004 Tuntex Sky Tower, or the T & C Tower (the Tuntex & Chien-Tai Tower), is a skyscraper in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. ... Two Prudential Plaza is a skyscraper built in Chicago in 1990. ... U.S. Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles is the tallest North American building west of Chicago. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and make it more accessible to a general audience, this article may require cleanup. ... Urbis Interminatus Urbis Interminatus, roughly translated as Boundless City, is a proposed skyscraper design which was designed in light of new technologies, which allow structures to reach greater heights than previously possible, with the purpose of studying obscure methods available in the design of very tall structures to allow these... The Waterview Tower, is a skyscraper condo-hotel under construction in downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... The World Centre of Vedic Learning is a building project announced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1998. ... The World Trade Center in New York City (sometimes informally referred to as the WTC) was a complex of seven buildings designed by Japanese-American architect Minoru Yamasaki and leased by Larry Silverstein from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey around a central plaza, near the south... X-Seed 4000 The X-Seed 4000 is the tallest building ever fully designed for a building proposal at 4,000 meters high (13,123. ... The CN Tower is the tallest free-standing structure on land in the world Ostankino Tower in Moscow has been the tallest free-standing structure in Eurasia since 1967. ...

External links

  • http://www.enviromission.com.au/ EnviroMission Limited
  • http://www.sbp.de/en/html/projects/detail.html?id=1105
  • http://www.structurae.net/structures/data/index.cfm?ID=s0004871
  • http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=166806

  Results from FactBites:
Solar Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (863 words)
Of these technologies the solar dish/Stirling has the highest energy efficiency (the current record is a conversion efficiency of 30% of solar energy).
Given that a solar chimney is "mostly concrete with a few moving parts" and does not have a lot of mechanical complexity, it is also considered to be economically attractive.
The "Energy Tower" is driven by spraying water at the top of the tower; evaporation of water causes a downdraft by cooling the air thereby increasing its density, driving windturbines at the bottom of the tower.
  More results at FactBites »



Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m